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    Amberley Online (CMVic Singing Camp 2020)

    Jump to the full program here

    Watch the full recording here (apologies for unintended break in the middle!):

    • Part 1 (up to midde of 'Writing songs for Zoom choirs'
    • Part 2 (from middle of 'Writing songs for Zoom choirs' to end)

    Ahh, CMVic’s singing camp at Amberley. Lovely surroundings, friends, hugs, singing together . . . wait! How did we do all that amid the pandemic? During September and October your Victoria Sings team was hard at work making sure it could happen , even if the hugs were virtual ones. Everyone was able to catch up with old friends and meet new ones, learn new songs and share favourites, getting ideas for teaching online, new repertoire, nurturing your voice and yourself and having a really good sing. Oh, and did we mention the big sing in harmony was still a part of the event, and there was a party and  late night campfire, with lots of familiar faces and the chance to chat with your friends.

    This was also a great chance for those of you who find it difficult to get to singing camp as you only needed to go as far as your living room – or office, kitchen, back patio – wherever you felt comfortable and wherever you were in Victoria or beyond.

    What was the structure?

    • You can check out the program below. It was packed with fun, interactive workshops led by amazing workshop leaders and peers from the community music scene across Victoria.
    • Participants could join one session or make a full day of it and join as many workshops as they liked - it was a great chance to try out something new from the comfort of your own lounge room.
    • We used Zoom - if you wanted to try out a new voice then no-one was able to hear you if you didn'ty want them to. Download a Zoom Help Guide here!

    What did it cost? 

    It was free!  But this year we payid a fee to all of our workshop leaders, so a 'pay as you can' optional contribution at the time of registration was hugely welcomed. A very big than you to everyone who was able to make a donation!

    How did I register? 

    Everyone registered their details through Humanitix and they received the Zoom link to join in. There were 172 people joining in from far and wide:

    This was the program!

    The full program can be seen below, with details of each session under the clickable link...

    Sat 17th Oct




    13:00 - 13:15

    Welcome and introduction 

    VicSings Steering Committee

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    13:15 - 14:05

    The Warm Up Session

    Margaret Crichton

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       14:05 - 14:15    Break    

    14:15 - 15:05

    Wellbeing for Zoomed Out Voices

    Jane Coker

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       15:05 - 15:15    Break    

    15:15 - 16:05

    Big Sing

    Nicki, Loz, Jane, Emily, Craig

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       16:05 - 16:15    Break    

    16:15 – 17:05

    Writing Songs for Zoom Choirs

    Sarah Mandie

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       17:05 - 17:15    Break    

    17:15 - 18:05

    And The Songs Go Round And Round

    Barb McFarlane

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       18:05 - 18:15    Break    

    18:15 - 19:15

    Dinner on the terrace – with open mike and videos from groups

    Craig Barrie

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    19:15 - 20:00

    Laid Back and Laughin'

    Kerry Clarke

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    20:00 - 20:15

    Get ready for the Fireside Jam after party



    20:15 - 21:15

    Fireside Jam

    Emily Hayes, Poppy Turbiak, and Tucker Hayes

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